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Uzbekistan

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Legislative Chamber

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
21.12.2014 to 04.01.2015
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.12.2019
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
135
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
535
Notes
Number of seats at stake: 135. 15 other members are indirectly elected by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan.
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
365
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
170
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
31.78%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
4

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
20,789,572
Votes Number of people who actually voted
18,490,245
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
88.94%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The 2014 elections produced a similar composition in the 150-member Legislative Chamber as before, with four parties reportedly close to President Islam Karimov taking all 135 directly-elected seats (see note). There are no officially recognized opposition parties in the country. The President's Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople - Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP) remained the largest force with 52 seats, followed by Prime Minister Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milliy tiklanish" which took 36. All parties campaigned on their traditional platform, focusing on business and farming (UzLiDeP) and traditional values (Milliy tiklanish). The elections were the first to be held since the President - in power since independence in 1990 - signed into law a set of constitutional amendments in April 2014, adopted earlier by the Legislative Chamber and the Senate. The amendments stipulate that the Prime Minister is nominated by the winning party in the elections to the Legislative Chamber, instead of being appointed by the President previously. He/she can be dismissed by the President if both chambers adopt a vote of no-confidence by two-thirds of votes. Following the 2014 elections, the UzLiDeP nominated outgoing Prime Minister Mirziyoev (in office since 2003) as its premiership candidate. Note: The remaining 15 seats are indirectly elected by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, a party dedicated to environmental protection that was established in 2008.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
4
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
100%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Note on the alternation of power
presidential system
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Membership of political parties is not a sine qua non condition to enter the government. The new government therefore comprises mainly technocrats. In January 2015, both chambers of parliament approved Mr. Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev as Prime Minister. Mr. Mirziyoyev was nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople - Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP) and the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milliy tiklanish".
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
126
Number of women elected
24
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
17.78%
Sources
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Geneva (19.01.2015) Central Election Commission
Women Directly Elected
24

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
126
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
24
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
12.01.2015
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Nuriddinjon Ismailov (Male)
Political party
People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan
Date of election
12.01.2015